Monday, August 20, 2007

Baby Girl

She has such a sweet face

Look at those baby blues!
Exploring mama's "bottle"

Wrestling with daddy... not my neck... tickles too much!

Josh and I have been trying to figure out a mystery. We come into a room and find Cheerios everywhere. Each time this happens we try to find the caper, but to no avail. One day we set up a hidden camera to try to catch this bandit... unfortunately the images were inconclusive.

Once we catch this little mess-maker we will let you know!

Finally Back

I am finally back to update about everything...

Dad is doing great. He had his other surgery on Tuesday and was sent home on Wednesday. He has been lounging and going a little stir-crazy. He already went on a five-mile bike ride, but I do think he is taking it easy. He started working from home today, so you can definitely pray that the typical stress that comes with his job will lessen.

This past weekend I had my seven 9th grade girls from my biblestudy spend the night. We had a great time. In September we will be having our annual Film Festival, so we made a movie to submit. It was parody of the Chronicles of Narnia, making fun of the animals that weren't invited to the battle - including a worm, duck and an extra, extra "fluffy" lamb. It was hilarious.

Pregnancy is going fine. I have learned to manage the morning sickness, Praise the Lord! It was really beginning to take over my life. I think my due date has changed again - March 20, because I am not on a strict 28 day cycle. (Don't worry guys, I will leave it at that.) I have no idea when this kid will pop out, so I am just saying I am due mid-March.

The job is really fun, but I can't wait until I am all set to work at home. I am still waiting on my computer and fax to get all the kinks out, but I figure by the end of the week I will be set.

That's about it. Sorry it took so long to get back on here, but work has been keeping me busy. I promise to update again soon.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Dad's Heart

Josh and I were woken today by a phone call from Talitha telling us my dad had a heart attack. First of all, he is doing fine. Mom and he were at the hospital when it happened and he immediately went in for surgery. They put a stint in and he is now recovering. He will be here a couple days, have another procedure to deal some other artories and then go home.
If you know my dad, you know his reaction. He is frustrated. He exercises and eats better than all of us. I mean he started having chest pains while he was on his daily 10+ mile bike ride to the train station. He is a warrior... a lion, and does not like to be wounded or weak. But aside from that he is recovering well.
I am at the hospital right now and will check in again later. But please keep our family in your prayers.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Colby's Debut is on March 13

So I found out that Colby is due on my sister Talitha's birthday, and it is only fitting that Talitha help me figure that out. Sometimes I wonder if I have a brain. If you are a boy and don't want to read a story about my ordeal with dates and the female "inner clock" then I suggest you stop now. For the rest of you, here is the story. (Grace GGG Meter I would say a 2.)

My first period after a glorious year and half off was May 1st. So I was expecting my next one on June 1st (yea Kati!). It did not come. Looking back I don't remember when it did come, but I did remember that it was 37 days in between them. So I did the math in my head and got June 17th. (Yeah, I know.) But something didn't feel right about it. We left for summer camp on the 18th and I didn't remember having my period then. And we found out we were expecting on July 14th (yea Tobi!), so that felt really early for June 17th, but not out of the picture. Then all my evil morning sickness symptoms seemed to come early. Even with all of these things I couldn't put my finger on it, so I just told the doctor June 17th and they said I was due March 25th ( Mom's birthday).
Well, after my appointment today - which is a story in itself, that you will get later - I called Talitha to discuss. I told her my due date and then expressed my confusion about it. It was only then that I realized my simple adding problems. Yes, I know, June 6th, not June 17th. Everything makes more sense. I am 9 weeks along and Colby is due March 13th - thank you Talitha.

...Maybe I should have done math in my senior year... but then again, how much is Calculus going to help with figuring out your due date?

Monday, August 6, 2007

New Job and Morning Sickness

Today was my first day at my new job, and I was so excited! I walked in and he essentially said, "Can you send this out?", which means prep the file to go to the investor/underwriter. (Not sure if that clarification made it any better for you.) I kinda looked at him funny, thinking I don't know your software, I don't know the state of this file, I don't know where any of your forms are, etc. But then I did it! It was very satisfying.
After that I insisted on a little more training, more like self-training though. I started hunting around the office for the stuff I knew I would need to process files. The only way this job is going to work is if I we both are VERY organized. No problem for me and I will get him there.
I guess nothing I did today was very exciting or impressive. It was the feeling I got doing all that unexciting, unimpressive stuff - THIS IS WHAT I SHOULD BE DOING! I am not meant to watch other people's children. I am meant to sit in a cubicle, stare at a computer and play with paper. And it is glorious!

On a sadder note, my morning sickness sucks... no actually, it blows. It seems to be worse this pregnancy than with Charis. With her I would be nauseous until around 11am and then it would be fine. This time I am throwing up, feeling completely drained all the time and even nauseous all day long. It is a sad thing. I just hope it ends with my first trimester, like Charis. Otherwise I am going to give Colby a timeout (I don't think spankings will be quite effective yet.)

OH! AND TODAY IS MY HONEY'S BIRTHDAY! He is 26 and not dead and I am glad because I like him! I am so blessed to have Josh as my hubby. He takes care of me when I am lazysick all the time and loves Charis so much. It is so beautiful to watch. So happy birthday honey! I am so glad that I get to spend my life with you!